Chief Diversity Officer
Company: Palomar College
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: March 11, 2023
Chief Diversity Officer
Superintendent/President's Office (Dept)
Full or Part Time
Hours per week
Number of Months
$10,254.16- $12,490.50. Step placement may be negotiable dependent
upon education and experience. Administrators that possess earned
doctorates from accredited institutions are awarded an annual
stipend of $1,702.84.
In addition to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar
College also offers an extremely generous benefits package.
- Fully paid HMO medical, HMO dental, and vision insurance for
employees and dependents (additional buy up options available)
- Vacation, sick leave and 25 paid holidays
- $80,000 life/accident insurance policy (additional buy up
- Long-term care insurance
- Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) - Free counseling, financial,
legal, personal and professional development resources
- Additional buy up options available for other voluntary
- Enrollment in CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement
System) The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits
package is approximately $33,260 annually.
Provides leadership to the District in the strategic planning,
identification, and implementation of its District-wide diversity,
equity, inclusion, and accessibility and anti-racism (DEIAA)
policies, procedures, and programs; serves in an advisory role to
the District's executive team and works collaboratively with
District stakeholders; provides occasional guidance to various
areas of the District as requested or required to enhance DEIAA
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide
evidence of the following minimum qualifications:
- Experience: One year of formal training, internship, or
leadership experience reasonably related to the administrative
assignment. Note: For work experience, a "year" is defined as
equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.
- Education: A master's degree from an accredited college or
university. Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by,
accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum
qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside
of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated
(evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by
an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of
credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit
the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES)
website at http://www.naces.org, or the Association of
International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Antiracism (DEIAA)
Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of
backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution.
Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a
quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student
Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion,
access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to
succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the
- Access - We make education possible for everyone.
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect
diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and
strive to address inequities. All positions require cultural
competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of
the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, faculty, and staff.
- A master's degree or graduate level coursework in sociology,
ethnic studies, or education from an accredited institution.
- Experience leading or coordinating a DEIAA program at a
community college or university. Licenses and/or Certificates
Must possess an appropriate, valid California Driver's License by
time of appointment.
Supervision Received and Exercised
- Supervision Received From: Superintendent/President
- Supervision Given: Assigned administrator, Confidential and
Supervisory Team, classified, hourly, and volunteer employees.
Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions: Essential responsibilities and duties may
include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Leads the District's DEIAA strategic planning efforts,
including goals, objectives, timelines, and implementation; serves
as an advisor to the District's executive team and collaborates
with District stakeholders in identifying strengths and
opportunities and development of planning efforts; assesses and
evaluates progress of DEIAA programs towards stated goals and
- Performs full supervisory activities, subject to management
concurrence and in accordance with relevant District policies,
procedures, and applicable employee contracts/handbooks, which
includes selecting and training new employees; planning, assigning,
scheduling, and evaluating completed work; approving
overtime/compensatory time; recommending reclassifications;
responding to grievances and taking appropriate disciplinary
action; and performing related supervisory activities.
- Conducts research and statistical analysis related to DEIAA,
including developing survey instruments; works closely with
Institutional Research and Planning, Human Resource Services, and
other departments/programs to identify data needs and perform
research; develops relevant reports and presents to the District's
Governing Board, executive team, employees, and other
- Consults with District administrators, staff, and students to
advise on the development of DEIAA focused instructional and
student services strategies and materials that respect and provide
dignity to the diversity of students, including the District's
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and other programs and services
that serve specific diverse student populations.
- In collaboration with Student Services and Human Resource
Services, develops and maintains a neutral ombudsperson program for
use by students and employees for resolution of cultural challenges
and conflicts; mediates issues between parties and works to
identify solutions; notifies parties using the program of their
rights to resolve such issues in accordance with District
nondiscrimination policies and procedures.
- Provides guidance to Professional Development in the
development of trainings, workshops, events, and other
opportunities to build employees' awareness and knowledge of DEIAA
and related topics in accordance with B.P./A.P. 3000 Antiracism and
other applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures;
personally provides trainings and other relevant opportunities for
employees to learn about DEIAA.
- Advises the Public Affairs Office, Academic Technology, and
other departments/programs on the development of marketing
campaigns, the District website, social media, and other forms of
communications and outreach to ensure they promote the District's
commitment to DEIAA consistently and with cohesive messaging.
- Collaborates with Human Resource Services to review pre-hire,
hire, and post-hire steps in the selection process and suggests
enhancements for greater inclusion of DEIAA in all phases of the
employment life cycle.
- Serves as an advisor to non-instructional departments upon
request or as required in recommending updates to operations, work
processes, materials, or other items or actions that adopt the
District's DEIAA related strategic goals and objectives.
- Represents the District at internal and external conferences,
meetings, professional associations, and other events relevant to
the assigned area; reports information learned to District
stakeholders as appropriate.
- Independently prepares a variety of correspondence, reports,
presentations, speeches, and other communications requiring strong
writing and verbal communication skills.
- Develops and monitors the assigned budget and manages fiscal
resources consistent with District policy and sound financial
- Identifies external funding for DEIAA programs that aligns with
strategic goals and objectives; develops grant proposals; manages
successful grants in compliance with grant requirements.
- Actively maintains awareness of updates in the field of DEIAA,
including efforts by the California Community College Chancellor's
Office, and their potential impacts to the District; disseminates
information to applicable stakeholders.
- Recommends new and updates to existing Governing Board policies
and District administrative procedures relevant to areas of
responsibility; prepares drafts of policies and procedures; submits
to appropriate shared governance councils for approval.
- Provides guidance to the Superintendent/President, Governing
Board, Public Information Office, and other groups or individuals
on advocacy matters relevant to DEIAA; as requested or required,
may represent the District to elected officials or their staff.
- Participates in/on a variety of committees, workshops,
meetings, and/or other related groups in order to receive and/or
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
- Leadership and managerial principles and practices.
- Higher education in community colleges, including the mission
of the California Community Colleges.
- Principles and practices of administration.
- Organization, operations, policies, and objectives of a
- Federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertinent to the
assigned area of responsibility, including the California Education
Code and applicable sections of the California Code of
- Policies and objectives of diversity, equity, inclusion, and
accessibility and antiracism programs and activities.
- Statistical and planning processes and models.
- Statistical software packages and survey development
- Instruction and student services program development
principles, practices, and processes.
- Public relations principles and practices, including the use of
tact, patience, and courtesy.
- Budgeting principles and practices.
- Adult learning theory and learning styles.
- Advanced research methods and report writing techniques.
- Principles of business letter writing and report
- Applicable federal, state, and local codes, laws, and
- Developments, initiatives, and innovations in community
- Grant funding sources. Skill in:
- Maintaining sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, age, cultural, physical or mental
disability, ethnic backgrounds, gender, gender expression, gender
identity, medical condition, nationality, race, sex, or sexual
orientation of community college students, faculty, and staff.
- Supervising, training, and directing the work of others.
- Providing leadership, support, and assistance to internal
individuals and groups.
- Utilizing a computer and related software applications.
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships
with those contacted in the course of work.
- Developing, analyzing, and maintaining a department
- Interpreting complex data and information.
- Reading, interpreting, applying, and explaining rules,
regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in
- Mediating difficult and/or hostile situations.
- Strategic planning, including developing reasonable timelines,
goals and objectives, and assessing and evaluating progress.
- Effectively responding to all situations/incidents using sound
judgment and decision-making skills.
- Planning, organizing, developing, and evaluating programs,
activities, and plans.
- Analyzing situations accurately and adopting an effective
course of action.
- Meeting schedules and timelines.
- Working cooperatively and coordinating projects with other
administrators and staff to provide effective and efficient
services to others.
- Developing goals and priorities.
- Speaking in public.
- Collaborating with others to generate ideas, set goals, and
- Maintaining current knowledge of assigned program rules,
regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
- Working with a variety of individuals from diverse and
multicultural backgrounds while promoting access and equity.
- Developing grant and/or special project applications, and
managing and overseeing specially funded programs.
- Maintaining accurate and complete records.
- Maintaining confidentiality and exercising discretion.
- Responding appropriately to various emergency situations.
- Organizing and chairing meetings, leading workshops,
facilitating group discussions, and involving stakeholders in idea
generation, goal setting and decision-making.
- Organizing multiple projects and carrying out required project
details throughout the year.
- Evaluating and supporting faculty/staff recommendations for
program improvements and/or new program efforts.
- Managing and overseeing specially funded programs.
- Conducting advanced-level research and statistical analysis and
reporting findings in a clear and concise manner.
Office environment; exposure to computer screens, noise, and
electrical energy; extensive contact with faculty, staff, students,
and community members.
Essential and marginal functions require maintaining physical
condition necessary for ambulating for extended periods of time and
performing required duties. Position requires occasional travel to
District and other locations to represent the District and provide
or present information.
Terms of Employment
- This is a full-time, 12 months per year educational
- The person selected for hire will be required to complete the
following pre-employment requirements: live scan/fingerprinting,
official transcript(s), and TB risk assessment. Other
pre-employment requirements may be required depending on the
position (i.e. certifications or licenses; see applicable job
posting section for details). Successful completion of all
pre-employment requirements is mandatory to be eligible for
employment. These requirements are in accordance with the following
Administrative Procedures and Board Policies: AP 7120, AP 7125, AP
7126, AP 7127, AP 7330, BP 7330, AP 7336, AP 7337, and BP 7335.
Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Additional Application Information
- Supplemental (required): Include an essay (500-word limit) on
the following topic - Why are you interested in this position at
Palomar College, and what makes you the most qualified candidate in
leading our DEIAA efforts for students, staff, and faculty?
- The hiring committee will decide if interviews will be
conducted in person at the College or via Zoom. Travel
reimbursement is only available for eligible candidates. HR will
notify those who are eligible when interviews are scheduled.
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